Welcome to the Cityparents Experience Bank

How was your experience of taking parental leave from work? Are you curious to know how other City professionals have managed their time away from the office and their subsequent return? Are you about to take leave and want to hear the experiences of others?

To find out, explore our new Experience Bank, an online space for our members to share anonymous experiences of parental leave, including maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption, surrogacy and compassionate leave, and career breaks.

You can search Experiences by various criteria including type of leave, length, work pattern on return, and the type of experience.

If you'd like to submit your Experience, please do so here.

Please view our Experience Bank Disclaimer here

Leave Type Profession Type of experience Subject Replies Views
Maternity Other Mixed Applying for a promotion while on maternity leave 0 1253
Shared Parental Other Mixed Different highs and lows to those I expected 0 922
Maternity Law Mixed no mat leave! 0 1352
Maternity Law Mixed Some ideas to help other returnees 1 1159
Shared Parental Law Mixed Mixed, but mainly positive! 0 1064
Maternity Investment Banking Negative Faced redundancy upon return 1 1344
Career Break Information Technology Negative Feeling stuck 0 812
Maternity Real Estate Negative Confidence lost 0 948
Paternity Investment Banking Positive Dad returning to work after a short break 0 862
Maternity Asset Management Negative Could do better! 0 848
Maternity Investment Banking Negative First maternity leave - supportive manager but clueless team 0 924
Maternity Investment Banking Positive Return from maternity leave 1 861
Maternity Investment Banking Negative Redundancy post mat leave 0 1026
Shared Parental Law Positive Shared Parental 0 818
Shared Parental Law Positive Sharing parental leave w/partner 0 879
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